Mat Sabu’s ex-aide remanded in MACC probe over bribery allegations

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 08 Jul 2020

PUTRAJAYA: A former political secretary has been remanded to assist investigations into allegations of bribery in connection with a project to carry out maintenance for the country’s security system worth about RM56mil.

The 49-year-old (centre, in white mask) was remanded for six days beginning Wednesday (July 8) after Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim approved an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The suspect was arrested last night after he arrived at the MACC headquarters to give his statement pertaining to the case.

According to sources, initial investigations revealed that the man had accepted money amounting to millions of ringgit from a company as a reward after the company had obtained the project via direct negotiation with a ministry sometime in August 2019.

It is learned that MACC had seized cash amounting to RM70,000 and some documents in relation to the project.

Sources also confirmed the man had served as an aide to former Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.

In 2018, the MACC had opened an investigation into alleged third-party assistance in settling the man’s debts amounting to more than RM800,000.

Mohamad, when contacted, refused to comment on the matter.

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